At the front of the library facing the loan desk is a shelf with our Fast Read Collection. These books are identified on the label as ‘EXPRESS’ and have a yellow bookmark that says ‘Fast Reads’. These are books that are currently in demand. They go out for only 1 week, may not be renewed or reserved and have a late fee of $2. per day for all users. This collection is intended for fast readers who visit the library often and who want to read the most current and popular titles. Since we began the Fast Read collection it … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – How do the “Fast Reads” work?
One of the things that could prove to be fascinating, as we unpack the two books we chose for discussion this winter, is what a comparison of the two might yield. Moving from one to the other allows all kinds of things to surface. As I read The End of Your Life Book Club, (see A GOOD BEGINNING BOOK FOR A BEGINNING BOOK CLUB) I was often bothered by the fact that Will Schwalbe was at times too earnest, while simultaneously holding back those thoughts and feelings that would have made for more affecting and honest writing. I sensed his … Continue reading FROM THE NOT QUITE SUBLIME TO THE INTENTIONALLY RIDICULOUS